My favorite 4 letter words...
Why the face! (I love me some Phil Dunphy from Modern Family)
We're gonna talk about my favorite 4 letter words.
They are the Best!
They are music to my ears.
They make me flippin' giddy.
You're gonna love 'em.
Are you ready?
Perhaps it's because acts of service is my #1 love language. (Gary Chapman for the win) Or maybe because I'm a mama with five kiddos and a couple of businesses who's trying to stay one step ahead of the drama... which let's be real, it's more like a dance. One step forward, two steps back. Thank goodness I'm a dance teacher.
Free Help that can READ my MIND!
Good luck with that, right? Since that's wishful thinking, I'll take the runner up,
"Free Help that can DO the job more efficiently,"
or maybe better said is
"I don't have a flippin' clue how to even do that! and learning will take me more time then I have, and cause me more wrinkles & and more grey hair, which will cost me more money in product to "fix" which brings me back to the point of having no money in the first place to hire it out! ... this is so not cool."
So... what am I'm rambling about anyway and why?
Because y'all, three years ago, I was thrown into a situation where I needed to either work my "hobby" into a business, or get a "Real J. O. B." And since I wasn't about to give up on my "hobby dream," I knew needed some major help in marketing and the tech side of my business, and I knew I needed to hire someone. However, going into debt to hire someone was NOT and option for me, so I was panicking.
Lucky for me, when I'm panicky, I talk. (shocking... I know)
Also lucky for me, I have some amazing friends. Friends that actually will tell it to me straight and problem solve with me. Well, the week that I happened to be whining about my first world problems, I had three different people suggest I get an intern.
WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THAT?
(because when you're in the weeks you can't see!)
As a business owner/entrepreneur, fresh off a divorce, I had tumbleweeds in my bank account. I surely didn't have the cash to hire the virtual assistant, or graphic designer or operation management person, so this idea was GOLD! So I put it out to the Communications Departments of my local universities, and had some lovely applicants. I interviewed a few different ones, and found my gem!
Meet Dena. (isn't she cute? she's super smart too)
Dena has been a life saver in helping me connect the dots to my branding, marketing, messaging, and social media. From launching my new website, to bringing my brand into a cohesive look, to helping me take my digital look to the next level. She was super organized, respectful, efficient, and left me with a pretty blueprint so I could continue and stay consistent with the efforts she created.
What's even more awesome? I get to call her up when I need help with my next project(s.) She already has a head start on who I am as a business, so she can help propel me to where I'm envisioning way faster. Don't get me wrong. It's not always smooth sailing, but it is way less painful then me trying to figure out something for three hours when it takes her minutes...or sometimes seconds.
Maybe you're needing an extra hand. Maybe you're like I was, and don't even know where to start? I'm here to help. I have a little PDF for you to help you jog your brain. Grab my freebie here with a list of ideas on how an intern could help you take your business, your side hustle or maybe just some things off your plate so YOU can be the best YOU.
Shining your light BRIGHT, at what You do Best.
and because you read until the end... a little gift!
With Grit and Admiration,